Residential Recycling Program

New Green Recycling Carts 

Because the City of Mesquite is committed to developing sustainability practices that support environmental stewardship and waste reduction, all residents are encouraged to recycle. 

Due to the high demand, there is currently a waiting list for the green 45-gallon recycling carts.  To get on the waiting list, please call the MyMesquite call center at 972-288-7711 or use the MyMesquite app.

Recycling Carts - GC

Instead of a recycling cart, residents may also use green 18-gallon bins or blue recycling bags which can purchased at the City Cashier located at 757 North Galloway. 

Please place your cart, bin or blue bag next to where you normally set your trash. To determine which days your trash and recycling will be picked up, please refer to the Lookup Garbage and Recycling Days section on the city website.

There is no need to separate items. All recyclables may be placed together in the same cart, bin or blue bag. It is not necessary to rinse or remove labels from jars or cans. However, please remove all liquid from containers to prevent contamination. Glass may not be placed in a blue bag, only in a recycling cart or bin.

Know What To Throw
Know what to throw

Recycling Tips

  • Crush cans and plastic bottles to save space
  • Lightly rinse jars and cans and remove the lids (there is no need to remove labels)
  • Place paper and lighter items on the bottom of the bin to prevent littering